These Keto Snack Ideas are Ridiculously Simple When You’re Short on Time
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When you’re short on time and patience but want to snack on something before your next meal, these quick and easy keto snack ideas are perfect to hold you over until dinner time. Check ’em out below!
1. Nut butter with Lily’s chocolate chips
It’s so simple but oh so delicious! Thanks to a helpful tip from NoBunPlease, we added sugar-free Lily’s Chocolate Chips to a spoonful of peanut butter for a simple sweet treat that tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!
2. Leftover air fryer pizza
Bring leftovers back to life in the air fryer! Because of its crisping abilities, the air fryer is perfect for reviving the crunch in your favorite snacks. We tried this by air frying day-old Keto Pizza Quiche for just a couple of minutes, and it was perfectly crisp again! You can do this with the famous Fat Head pizza dough, too!
Hip Tip: Check out more air fryer hacks that are perfect for keto!
3. Cheese crackers with cream cheese
This is a favorite hack among the Hip2Keto team, and it’s so versatile! Bake your favorite cheese in the oven, and top it with a shmear of cream cheese. From there, the possibilities are endless! You can top these with some Everything Bagel Seasoning, add fresh veggies, some salami, or even flavor the chips for taco heat.
4. Microwave cheese crackers
This crazy simple hack only requires some cheese slices and a microwave. Cut up your cheese into squares, place on a microwavable plate with some parchment paper, and pop them in the microwave for 60 seconds. Give them a moment to cool, and they’ll crisp up into chips that you can eat plain (or decorate with your favorite nacho toppings)!
5. Microwave mug cake
In a time-crunch or don’t want to heat the whole oven for a single-serve snack? Getting a sweet fix couldn’t be easier thanks to this Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake microwave hack. Simply mix up the batter, heat for 90 seconds, pour the glaze, and enjoy! Check out this Facebook video of Collin whipping up this delicious treat herself!
6. Chipless restaurant nachos
You can even try out keto snack hacks when you’re dining out. We love this idea for chipless nachos by asking your server if the nacho condiments can be spread across chopped lettuce instead of corn tortillas. When broiled, the cheese acts as protection from the heat, so the lettuce underneath stays crunchy. It’s a toss-up whether the restaurant will create this hack for you, but if nachos are on the menu, it’s worth a shot!
7. Pepperoni chip dippers
Pepperonis + your oven broiler = heaven on earth! By laying some thinly sliced pepperonis on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and broiling in the oven for a couple of minutes, you’ll have some crispy chips perfect for dipping in spinach dip, marinara sauce, or guacamole!
8. Keto “sushi”
For a snack that’s totally poppable and satisfies cravings for something salty, tangy, and a touch creamy, you’ve got to try making ham and pickle “sushi”! Lay out a piece of ham or salami flat, spread some cream cheese on top, place a pickle in the middle, and roll it up. Then you can slice it to resemble sushi. For more snacking tips, check out this video!
9. Pepperoni pizza squares
This idea from Crafty Morning is genius! Make mini pizzas by spreading sliced cheese squares on a parchment-lined baking sheet and add mini pepperonis and some Everything Bagel Seasoning for more flavor. In 15 minutes, you have crunchy pizza bites that are totally addicting—YUM!
10. Make-ahead snack boxes
Making these snack boxes before hunger strikes can be your golden ticket to snack nirvana. Compartmentalize a food storage container with muffin liners, and fill each section with your favorite keto snacks, like pickles, veggies, nuts, cheese, or olives. When you’re hungry, pull one of these out of the fridge and snack away! Check out this video for more tips.